Happy NSD Everyone!

Are you ready for some fun filled day of chat, challenges and LOTS of prizes to be won?

The Studio Calico NSD challenge has just kicked off about an hour ago. Do head over to the blog here for the complete line up of events for today and the forum for challenges hosted by some of the talented SC members.

Here’s the first challenge to start off this wonderful day!

Isn’t this color combo gorgeous?

These colors are my absolute favorite! Aqua, navy, pink and a touch of gold. Love!


You should be able to find these colors in Studio Calico’s most recent kits, CamelotBluegrass Farm, and Office Hours

If you have your own stash to play with, use them!:)

And here’s my take on this color challenge of my Project Life week 17.



I pulled together these list of supplies to make this spread.

Camelot Project Life Kit – PL Cards; Camelot PL Add-on Lancelot – Stamp, Embossed Tiny Text; Bluegrass Farm – 4×6 Paper Pad; Printshop – Wood Veneer StarVellum Die CutsTransparent Word; Essentials – Blue & Aqua Enamel Dots; Color Theory – Red Enamel Dots; Camelot Printable – In A Creative BubbleHello Forever ; Others – 4×6 Grid CardsMister Huey’s Watercolor Set, 4×6 grid cards


I have always been a huge fan of the 4×6 grid cards, so I used them on this spread together with the Camelot Project Life Kit PL cards and some of Bluegrass Farm papers from the 4×6 Paper Pad which has the navy color.


I love that gold badge from Bluegrass Farm PL add-on Gertrude! So glad that I saved it and put it to good use on this spread.

I’m also making use of the loose pieces of Wood Veneer StarVellum Die Cuts and Transparent Word from the Printshop collection in this week’s spread. I love Printshop and I hope they’ll re-stock some of the embellishments again.


That navy paper from Bluegrass Farm 4×6 Paper Pad is lovely. I’m just glad that SC now includes extra 4×6 paper pads every month. They really come in good use when I need extra cards for my 4×6 pockets.


Another good excuse to clear up my Thickers. I’m using Notebook on this card and I have to say they’re my most loved piece in my alphas collection. Notebook is actually from Studio Calico Here and There collection but unfortunately it has been discontinued.


This 4×6 grid card on the top right was painted with Mister Huey’s Watercolor. I added some blue, pink and black and painted them randomly over the card, then added the photo of Ethan, cut out one of the PL cards from Camelot PL kit and completed the card with a label and alphas.


And that strips of Cosmo Cricket Embossed Tiny Text from Lancelot is my favorite! I think I’ve used up almost everything from the whole sheet of stickers.:)

I hope you like what I came out with for my Week 17 using the color combo. Do try this challenge and upload your projects to the Studio Calico gallery by May 11th and tag #NSD1 in your description to stand a chance to win some great prizes!

Have a fun time scrapping!

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}May 4, 2014 - 5:08 am

    LOVE this color combo! And yes, Leena you did a fab job once again! Love your layout! Happy NSD!

  • pamelaMay 4, 2014 - 10:44 am

    I love your spread! And I love to see you using another pocket protector design :)

  • […] really super love this card. I try to occasionally layer like my PL hero, Leena Loh. She is the master of layering elements and not making it look like a mess. So I did heart-printed […]

Time do flies and April just passed by in a blink on an eye!

If only I can slow down the time and enjoy my April days a little longer. It’s been a fabulous month for me, having spent a LOT of quality and precious time with my family, my best friends, doing what I always love to do and eating all my favorite food.

And while I was enjoying every single moment of my time, I’ve discovered this cool app recently called Collect. It has helped me collect photos of my everyday and recording all the wonderful memories in the simplest way. I just love how easy it is to record my photos, adding details and printing them for my Project Life.

I’ve been using it since March and I’m loving so much I’m going to continue using it to document my days for many more months to come.

Here’s an overview of my days in April.


I hope you’ve had a fabulous month in April.

I’m so looking forward to May! It’s going to be another busy month and hope see you soon!

A couple of months ago I received a stamp set together with the metal die from Studio Calico and I’m finally breaking into the stamp and die to make a gift tag to attach it to the gift box that I’ll be sending to my mom for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, these stamp and metal die are no longer available in the shop.

What I love about this stamp set are the word sentiments and shapes. I cannot believe these were stored away and I forgot all about them until I was de-stashing my drawer yesterday! They’re just too gorgeous to be neglected so I decided to use them to make a gift tag.

I’ve gathered some supplies of aqua and white card stocks, die cut label from my Camelot Project Life Kit, ink pads and the Color Theory Yellow Enamel Dots and my Sizzix Big Shot machine.

I’ll share a few simple steps how I made the gift tag using the stamp and metal die.


1. I cut out a piece of an aqua cardstock in approximately 3×3 size, laid it over the metal die on top of the Big Shot platform.

2. I run it over my Big Shot machine and cut out the die shape as shown in picture #2.

3. Next, I cut out a tag from a white cardstock measuring 2.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the irregular rectangle shape stamp over the tag with grey ink.

4. I popped up the aqua die cuts with foam dots.

5. Thereafter, I adhered the die cuts onto the white tag, layering them as shown in picture 5.

6. Next, I stamped the word love from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx ink on a white cardstock and cut out the word shape leaving a few millimeter white outline.

I adhered the cut out word on top of the aqua die cut, added a strip of the die cut label from Camelot Project Life Kit which was stamped with the word “sending”, I stamped and cut another heart shape from the stamp set as well.


I finished off the tags by adding some of the Color Theory Yellow Enamel Dots from Studio Calico randomly over the tag.

And it’s done! It only took about 10 minutes to make this tag and I love how bright and happy the colors are!:)

I used a black and gold twine to attach the tag around the ribbon on the box. This package will be going out to my mom over this weekend and I hope she’ll like what I got for her for Mother’s Day.:)


I’ve enjoyed playing with the stamp and metal die and since I have a few more of Studio Calico metal dies and stamps, I’ll definitely be creating something for my Project Life soon!

Project Life | 2014 Week 12 & 13

Another month of amazingness is here again when Studio Calico released their Camelot kits a couple of days ago! Let’s just say it gets better each month.:)

After 17 weeks into the year, I’m still going strong on my Project Life. Hah! I still am very much enjoying the process of bringing my spreads together week after week, especially seeing those amazing Studio Calico kits coming in each month, I feel very motivated.

I have to say Camelot is one heck of a kit. The color palette is gorgeous and the embellishments compliment the cards so well. Let’s take a look at what I came out with the Camelot Project Life Kit, the PL add-ons Arthur and Lancelot and I even played with the stamp set Galahad.

Week 12


I used mainly Arthur and Galahad on this left page of my week 12. I love how light and subtle the colors are on the cards. Oh, I particularly love the big alpha chipboards and the “hello” wired bubble speech clip in Arthur.

The Galahad stamp set is just perfectly coordinated with my photo theme this week. I stamped it on a white non-textured cardstock and punched them out with my circle punches. The circle stamps measure between 1.5″ to 2″, so I used punches that are slightly bigger than the stamp size which leaves a thin border on the punched circles.


I made one of the 3×4 cards using Camelot Digital Template by Shanna Noel and overlay it with Suzy Plantamura’s Camelot Digital Brush “Best Day Ever” quote. Simply love the brush to bits! The card was made using Photoshop and it requires only a few simple steps to create the card.


As you may have already know, I’m a big fan of chipboard alphas and I love adding a title on my PL cards. So, the Hello Sunshine Chipboard Alpha by Pink Paislee is definitely my favorite in the Arthur add-on. 

This is my favorite page using mainly Lancelot. There’s nothing in this add-on that I don’t like. *laugh*

The DIY speech bubble stickers, Cosmo’s embossed tiny text and the geotag love clip are my absolute favorite! And the PL cards as well!:D



And here’s the next spread using the Camelot Project Life Kit only.

Week 13


Like I mentioned earlier, this month’s kit is very well coordinated in their colors and embellishments. Those wood banners are just adorable and it’s easy to attach them onto the cards either with glue tape, sewing or staple them with a tiny attacher.


I used up almost all of the strips of die cut labels by Hello Forever! Just add some words from the rub-on alphas and they’re good to go!:)


And here a couple of close ups on the right page of my week 13.



If only I could have 10 more pieces of the ampersand card! Love it!

I hope you did manage to snag the kits and add-ons that you wanted. And I’m very sure you’ll love them all!:)

Thanks again for stopping by my blog! See ya soon!

It’s the time of the month again for another Studio Calico sneaks! I always love the sneaks of all the kits and add-ons coming together. They make my day!:)


Isn’t the May’s mood board for the kit amazing! They scream spring and I’m loving every bit of everything in the Project Life kit and the add-ons!

Here are a couple of sneaks of what I’ve created with Camelot.



These two sneaks are from Lancelot, Project Life add-on #2.


And this one is from Arthur, Project Life add-on #1 and the stamp set Galahad.

Have you set your eyes on any of the kit and add-ons yet? I hope you do and I’ll see you soon on reveal day 27th at noon EST / 11am CST (for subscribers).